India has reported 12,428 fresh infections in the past 24 hours which is the lowest in 239 days

“Sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs continue the trend of less than 50,000 Daily New Cases that is being reported for 121 consecutive days now,” said a statement of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The recovery of 15,951 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,35,83,318, it noted.

Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.19%. Recovery Rate is currently at its highest peak since March 2020, the statement added.

The country’s active caseload remains below 2 lakh mark and is presently at1,63,816 which is lowest in 241 days, it stated.

According to the statement, active cases presently constitute 0.48% of the country's total Positive Cases, which is lowest since March 2020.

The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded, it informed.

The last 24 hours saw a total of 11,31,826 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over60.19 Cr (60,19,01,543) cumulative tests, the statement said.

While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, the Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.24% remains less than 2% for the last 32 days now, it maintained.

The Daily Positivity rate reported to be1.10%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below2% for the last 22 days and below 3% for 57 consecutive days now, the statement further said.

With the administration of 64,75,733 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 102.94 Cr (1,02,94,01,119) as per provisional reports till 7 am on Tuesday, it stated.

This has been achieved through 1,02,28,502 sessions, the statement further added.